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College of American Pathologists and Seoul National University Host Advanced Education for Doctors and Laboratory Scientists

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 17 novembre 2019

In an effort to foster laboratory quality and further advance the evolving field of clinical microbiology, the College of American Pathologists (CAP), in partnership with Seoul National University College of Medicine (SNUCM), will host a daylong educational course for approximately 150 pathologists and laboratory professionals at Seoul National University Hospital (SNUH) Nov. 18.
The event, “Be-All and End-All in Clinical Microbiology,” will feature seven speakers on a variety of topics within the field of medical science that focuses on the study, diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases.Daniel Rhoads, MD, FCAP, will give three presentations on topics including antimicrobial testing challenges and the rising practice of molecular microbiology testing. He is a member of the CAP Microbiology Committee, which works to provide the most up-to-date expertise and information on emerging technologies and quality assurance in the field.While Dr. Rhoads will be teaching attendees about CAP guidelines and best practices, he also expects to collaborate with and learn from other attendees and presenters at SNUCM’s department of laboratory medicine.
He says, “I always look forward to interacting with pathologists and clinical microbiologists that take care of patients that are a half a world away from me and my patients in Cleveland, Ohio; and I look forward to hearing about the challenges that they are facing and the advancements that will overcome them to help us to help patients.” Taek Soo Kim, MD, assistant professor in the department of laboratory medicine at SNUH and one of the organizers of the event, agrees that advancements in next generation sequencing and mass spectrometry discussed at the Nov. 18 event are ultimately for the good of the patient.To help ensure quality, SNUCM has hosted annual workshops for the past 30 years, according to Dr. Kim. In addition to educational opportunities, he also cites the laboratory’s CAP accreditation as an important step in maintaining SNUH’s position as a top health care facility.
Dr. Kim says, “As a leading national hospital in Korea, our institution is participating in numerous international clinical trials—CAP accreditation is an assurance that the test results from our laboratory are of high quality.”The CAP has board-certified pathologist members and laboratory professionals from all over the world inspect and accredit more than 8,000 laboratories to ensure quality practices, testing accuracy and safety for patients. It also supplies proficiency testing to over 20,000 laboratories worldwide as a way for them to self-assess their equipment and diagnostic testing performance. The CAP hosts a range of international educational symposiums throughout the year, including an upcoming partnership with the Taiwan Society of Clinical Pathologists in Taipei Nov. 23.

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Patrick E. T. Godbey, MD, FCAP, Inaugurated President of College of American Pathologists

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 25 settembre 2019

In a ceremony at the College of American Pathologists’ (CAP) annual meeting in Orlando, Florida, Patrick E. T. Godbey, MD, FCAP, was sworn in as the 36th president of the physician and medical laboratory organization. He was elected by CAP Fellows as president-elect in the fall of 2017, during which time he has served on the Board of Governors and assumed various leadership duties.“I look forward to representing our specialty in what is clearly a dynamic time for health care, and especially pathology,” says Dr. Godbey. The CAP represents the interests of pathologists—the physicians who diagnose and study diseases—through advocacy and education for their board-certified members, while also representing patients by ensuring medical laboratory safety, quality, and accuracy through laboratory accreditation and proficiency testing. An active member of the CAP for over 25 years, Dr. Godbey has served on various committees and councils, most recently on the Council of Government and Professional Affairs and the Finance Committee. He has also served on the Board of Governors since 2011.
“The CAP’s legislative advocacy, both at the federal and state level, is an important part of what the CAP does and how we represent our many thousands of members,” says Dr. Godbey. “It’s been a focus of mine for some time and will continue to be a big part of what the organization has to accomplish in the years to come.” He continues, “And our advocacy is not only on behalf of our members, but for our millions of patients across the country. Our recent work to stop surprise medical bills is just one example. People are healthier overall as a result of excellence in laboratory medicine.” Dr. Godbey is the CEO, and laboratory director of Southeastern Pathology Associates; the laboratory director of Southeast Georgia Regional Medical Center; and is on the clinical faculty of the Medical College of Georgia. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia and his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. He first practiced obstetrics and gynecology in Brunswick, Georgia, before focusing on his anatomic and clinical pathology practice, also in Brunswick. Dr. Godbey lives with his wife, Donna, in St. Simons, Georgia. Their daughter Elizabeth Godbey, MD, FCAP, is associate director of transfusion medicine, and associate director of apheresis at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond.

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College of American Pathologists Foundation Honors Houston Pathologist for Pioneering Free Cancer Screening

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 25 settembre 2019

A Houston pathologist has been recognized for her pioneering work in providing free cancer screening for Latina women who don’t have access to the health care system. The College of American Pathologists Foundation honored Dina R. Mody, MD, FCAP, with the 2019 Herbek Humanitarian Award. Dr. Mody accepted the award on behalf of Team Houston Methodist Hospital and BioReference Laboratories at the annual meeting of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) in Orlando.“The story of Dr. Mody’s leadership and community outreach is a story that has inspired the growth of breast and cervical cancer screening programs in Texas and launched other programs across the United States,” said Dr. Guillermo G. Martinez-Torres, MD, FCAP, president of the CAP Foundation.As a pathologist and the medical director of cytology at Houston Methodist Hospital, Dr. Mody witnessed the devastating consequences when cancer is diagnosed in its advanced stages.When Dr. Mody learned about the alarming numbers of Latina women in her own community without access to screenings for cervical cancer, she was determined to do something about it. She took the lead, forging a partnership between the CAP Foundation’s See, Test & Treat® program, and Dia de la Mujer Latina, also known as Day of the Latina Woman, an annual health screening fair.Led by local pathologists, the CAP Foundation’s See, Test & Treat program provides free cervical and breast cancer screenings to underserved women across the US with same-day (or prompt) results, follow-up care, and education.
Since her first See, Test & Treat program in 2012, working with volunteers from Houston Methodist Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine, MD Anderson Cancer Center, and Houston-based BioReference Laboratories, Dr. Mody and her colleagues have served more than 1,000 women in the Houston community.

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UH Bauer College Launches Two New MS Programs

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 25 marzo 2019

The C. T. Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston is now accepting applications for two new graduate programs launching this fall — a STEM-designated Master of Science degree in Business Analytics and the college’s first fully online degree, the Master of Science in Management and Leadership.“Bauer College curriculum is known in industry to prepare graduates to take on leadership roles within organizations,” Associate Dean for Graduate and Professional Programs Leiser Silva said. “Through these two new offerings, we are continuing to provide cutting-edge education to our students that leverages advancements in management, technology and data.”
Both the Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) and MS in Management & Leadership (MSML) programs will launch this fall and are currently accepting applications for enrollment.This graduate-level degree is a STEM-designated program, which has a curriculum that enables students to develop advanced skills in predictive analytics and data mining as well as to use these skills to solve a variety of business problems.Led by research faculty from Bauer’s Department of Decision and Information Sciences, the MSBA is designed to meet industry need for professionals who understand how to use data to make business decisions, said Professor and Department Chair Norman Johnson.Bauer College’s first fully online degree program is a graduate offering in Management & Leadership. The 36-hour program is designed to improve the marketability of undergraduates who earned a non-business degree.Faculty from the college’s Department of Management & Leadership will lead the online courses, which include video, discussion boards and group assignments.

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Looking to Cover Remaining College Costs?

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 25 agosto 2018

With the end of summer in sight, college-bound students and their families are making final arrangements for the fall semester, including financing tuition, room and board, and related college expenses. While scholarships and grants are a top source used to pay for college and federal student loans can help foot the bill, many families are still left with a financing gap. Sallie Mae, the nation’s saving, planning, and paying for college company, offers competitive, flexible, private student loans to help cover remaining expenses.Available to undergraduate students attending degree-granting institutions, Sallie Mae’s Smart Option Student Loan offers fixed rates ranging from 5.74 to 11.85 percent annual percentage yield (APR). Variable rates for undergraduates start from 4.12 to 10.98 percent APR. Sallie Mae’s private student loans have no origination fees or prepayment penalties.
Sallie Mae private student loan customers can choose to make monthly interest-only or fixed payments while in school or defer payments until after school. Customers can reduce their interest rate by 1.25 percentage points when they enroll in the automatic debit option and choose the in-school interest repayment option instead of the deferred repayment option, or they can reduce their interest rate by .75 percentage points when they enroll in the automatic debit option and choose the fixed repayment option instead of the deferred repayment option.
A freshman customer who makes interest-only payments on a Smart Option Student Loan while in school could save an average of 27 percent on total undergraduate loan costs, compared to our deferred payment option. A freshman customer who makes monthly fixed payments while in school could save an average of 13 percent on total undergraduate loan costs, compared to the deferred payment option. More than half of Sallie Mae customers choose to make payments while in school.
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Jackson County Early College High School to Host “I Know Where I’m Going!” Event

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 11 febbraio 2018

school carolinaAt 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at the school located at 404 College Drive in Sylva. This event will showcase seniors who have made decisions about their college choice and encourage those who are considering college applications. The event follows National School Choice Week 2018 – the nation’s largest-ever celebration of educational opportunities that took place January 21 to 27, 2018. More than 32,000 independently-planned events took place nationwide.The goal of the event is to celebrate great education choices in North Carolina and raise awareness among parents about school choice.“School Choice Week gives schools a change to showcase what they offer, like our strong college prep program,” said Rebecca Ensley, principal of Jackson County Early College.Media are encouraged to attend – contact Rebecca Ensley to make arrangements.Jackson County Early College is a public college preparatory school serving students in grades 9 to 12. It is located on the campus of Southwestern Community College and provides accelerated education to a wide range of high school students. Held every January, National School Choice Week is an independent public awareness effort designed to shine a positive spotlight on effective education options for every child. Through more than 32,000 independently planned events across the country, National School Choice Week raises public awareness of all types of educational choices available to children. These options include traditional public schools, public charter schools, public magnet schools, online learning, private schools, and homeschooling. Photo. school carolina)

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MEPs back Budapest as next European Police College seat

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 23 febbraio 2014

ungheria-budapest-2Budapest should temporarily host the European Police College (CEPOL), said the Civil Liberties Committee in a vote on Thursday. MEPs backed to move the seat of the EU police training body from its current location in Bramshill (UK) to the Hungarian capital, but they urged the European Commission to review this decision by 2019 and put forward a cost-benefit analysis of all possible options.The current CEPOL seat is located in Bramshill, but the UK government announced that it no longer wished to host it. MEPs say that the costs related to the change of seat should be fully covered by the UK and by additional EU money to avoid any additional burdens to the regular CEPOL budget.Under the approved text, MEPs call on the Commission to review the CEPOL regulation by 2019 at the latest, “including by performing a thorough cost-benefit analysis and impact assessment of all possible options, and if appropriate table legislative proposals to amend it”.
MEPs regret that the European Parliament was not fully involved in the evaluation of applications and that only one candidate was presented to the Civil Liberties Committee, despite other 6 countries had applied for the CEPOL seat (Ireland, Greece, Spain, Italy, The Netherlands and Finland).MEPs approved the mandate to start negotiations with the Council on this issue by 36 votes to 10, with 3 abstentions.

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Tim Shallice: Fellow dell’university College di Londra

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 16 giugno 2010

È considerata tra le più importanti università al mondo ed è stata, finora, fucina di 21 Premi Nobel. Mercoledì 16 giugno Tim Shallice, coordinatore del settore di neuroscienze cognitive della Sissa di Trieste, sarà nominato membro onorario (fellow) dell’University College di Londra (Ucl), dove dal 1996 al 2004 ha diretto l’Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience. La prestigiosa università del Regno Unito è stata fondata nel 1826 ed è stato il primo ateneo britannico ad ammettere studenti di ogni sesso, razza, fede religiosa o ideologia politica. Tim Shallice è professore di neuropsicologia alla Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati dal 1994. Per i suoi studi collabora attivamente con l’Ospedale Santa Maria della Misericordia di Udine, e con gruppi di ricerca di Toronto, Boston, Cambridge e dell’Ospedale Santa Lucia di Roma.  Con la sua attività di ricerca, ha giocato un ruolo fondamentale nello sviluppo della neuropsicologia cognitiva, disciplina che studia le prestazioni cognitive in individui che hanno subito una lesione cerebrale. “In particolare negli ultimi decenni – spiega il neuropsicologo inglese che mercoledì sarà a Londra per la cerimonia all’University College – le osservazioni compiute sui pazienti cerebrolesi o affetti da disturbi neuropsicologici hanno fornito importanti informazioni sul funzionamento del sistema cognitivo”. Chiamato alla Sissa dall’allora direttore Daniele Amati, ha contribuito a fondare il settore di neuroscienze della Scuola. Già membro della Royal Society, è stato inoltre insignito della laurea ad honorem dall’Universite Libre di Bruxelles, dal Trinity College di Dublino e dalla London Guildhall University.
È stato tra i primi psicologi a parlare di coscienza, nel 1972. “L’essere umano – spiega – non è in balia dell’ambiente e degli stimoli esterni, ma è essenzialmente autonomo. La volontà, infatti, ha un’importante funzione cognitiva: è garanzia dell’autonomia della persona”. Ha dato, inoltre, un contributo determinante alla realizzazione di test di valutazione dell’iperattività e altri disordini comportamentali. È autore di numerosi manuali sui processi mentali, tra i quali Neuropsicologia e struttura della mente (Il Mulino). (tim)

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Le Collège d’Europe offre des bourses d’études

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 14 febbraio 2010

Le Collège d’Europe peut offrir un nombre significatif de bourses d’études destinées à permettre à des diplômés universitaires des pays de la Politique européenne de Voisinage de poursuivre des études postuniversitaires à son campus de Bruges ou à son campus de Natolin (Varsovie) durant l’année académique 2010-2011. Ces bourses couvrent les frais académiques ainsi que le logement et les repas. Les pays concernés sont: l’Algérie, l’Arménie, l’Azerbaïdjan, la Biélorussie, l’Egypte, la Géorgie, l’Israël, la Jordanie, le Liban, la Libye, la Moldavie, le Maroc, l’Autorité palestinienne, la Syrie, la Tunisie et l’Ukraine. Les diplômés intéressés sont invités à envoyer leur candidature au Bureau d’admission.  La date limite pour l’envoi des candidatures est le 15 avril 2010.

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Susan Philipsz: You are not alone

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 5 novembre 2009

susanOxford until 3/12/2009 (United Kingdom) Radcliffe Observatory, Green Templeton College Woodstock Road,  This autumn Modern Art Oxford presents a new work by the Berlin-based artist Susan Philipsz, entitled ‘You are not alone’, specially commissioned for the Radcliffe Observatory, Green Templeton College, University of Oxford. Built in the 18th century, the Radcliffe Observatory was modelled on the Tower of the Winds in Athens, a first-century BC clock tower embellished with sundials and crowned with a weather vane. Taking the original function of the building as her starting point, Philipsz has developed a new sound work that, with remarkable potency, engages with the uniqueness of this historical site.  In her work, Philipsz recalls Guglielmo Marconi’s suggestion that sounds, once generated, never die; they fade but continue to reverberate as sound waves around the universe. A pioneer of radio technology later used in radio telescopes, Marconi may have been driven by this thought to investigate the potential of wireless telegraphy; to literally tune into the universe. In her evocative new commission, Philipsz elicits something of the existential and philosophical concerns present in Marconi’s proposition and in the nature of the Observatory itself, as metaphorical frontier to the stars. (susan)

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